DIY Tie Dye Denim

Tie Dye Denim is always hot, especially in the Summer months with a cute tank. I love that it is so easy to do it yourself with just a few items.

DIY Tie Dye denim

Tie Dye Denim is always hot, especially in the Summer months with a cute tank. I love that it is so easy to do it yourself with just a few items. I remember back in 2000 when the Lil Kim “No Matter What They Say” video came out and the cut up tie dye jeans became really popular, I charged people $20 dollars a pop to do their jeans for them. I made a lot of money that Summer lol. Anyway, let me show you how quick and easy it is to do it yourself.

What you will need…

Old Pair of Jeans

Rubber Bands

1 cup bleach

8 cups water


Take the jeans and wrap the waist and legs with the rubber bands as tight as you can. Sorry I forgot to take a before picture, but after you apply the rubber bands the jeans should be as shown below…

DIY Tie Dye denim

You can put the rubber bands closer together if you want a smaller design or further apart for a larger design. Mix the bleach and water in the bucket and put the jeans in. The water should cover the jeans, if not add more. If you would like your jeans lighter add a little more bleach. Let the jeans soak overnight. I accidentally left mine for four days but there was no harm since I didn’t use a lot of bleach. If you use a lot of bleach and leave them too long they may go dry rot and tear.

DIY Tie Dye denim

Remove the jeans from the bleach solution and remove the rubber bands. Soak in cold water for five minutes and then rinse and wring. Hang to dry. Here is the final result…


DIY Tie Dye Denim

And that’s it. Now you have a pair of tie dye denim jeans. Wasn’t that easy?!

31 Responses

  1. awesome, but i’m afraid of that tie dye making me look wider on the bottom…i don’t need anymore help in that department! lol

    1. I actually think that the tie dye made me look slimmer. Maybe because it’s taking the attention away from my curves to the design?! Or maybe it’s just my imagination lol

  2. Wow! Got to try this. I have an old fuchsia pair that I was going to give away. Did you leave it in for 4 days or 4 hours?

  3. girl thank you so much for sharing i have so much respect for you your style is unique girl u rock i’m going to try be bless

    1. Thank you so much hon. Go ahead and give it s shot. You can put the rubberbands further apart for a larger print 😉

  4. Thanks for sharing 🙂 I love your blog. I just tried this and hopefully it turns out as good as yours. I will post the look on my blog if it comes out right. We shall see!!!

  5. Hi,

    I tried this on a new pair of jeans and they came out great. They look like I bought them that way. Thanks again!!!!

  6. i just came across your blog and i was going thru the DIYs. i dont usually leave comments but i had to leave one. YOU ARE THE BOMB!!!! This is so creative i will definitely try it out. Thanks a lot

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